J.K. Rowling wrote and illustrated seven copies of this book by hand. She gave six of them away and auctioned off the last one for her charity. It was purchased by Amazon.com for almost £2 Million. For those of you not familiar with the Harry Potter universe, "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is featured prominitly in the plot of the final book. Rowling just made it real. I would love to hold one of these. If nothing else, they are incredible pieces of art.